Saturday, July 30, 2011



                                         
I continue to celebrate my favorite season as it yields it's freshest fruits! 




It IS Peach Season, all the more reason to smile...



Peaches n Cream 'Baked' Alaska!  
Although I gave in and turned on my oven, it was on for only 3 minutes!  That's it...


A while back, I was looking for something to do with peaches other than pie...something quick, simple and delicious. This peaches and cream dessert is a wonderful alternative to peach pie a la mode! An elegant, yet simple dessert...ready in no time!


• Prep time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 3 minutes; Total time: 13 minutes; Servings: 8


Ingredients:
• 4 Large Peaches (preferably white)

• 4 ounce(s) cream cheese, softened

• 1/4 cup sugar

• 1/2 cup cinnamon ice cream (can use vanilla if preferred)

• 2 egg whites, room temperature


Steps:


1. In medium bowl, mix softened cream cheese with ice cream until smooth and return to freezer to set while preparing remaining ingredients; then preheat oven to 450.

2. Beat Egg whites w/ a pinch of salt on medium until they become frothy. Add sugar, gradually, while continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.

3. Slice peaches in half and remove pit making small well in center if each. If needed, cut just a small slice off bottom of peaches so they will stand evenly.  Fill each well with approx. 2 tsp of ice cream/ cream cheese mixture then top with enough meringue to cover the cream and bake until meringue is set and golden...watching closely (approx. 3 minutes).



Serve Immediately

 and

 Smile!
  



Sun kissed faces glow,

Eyes twinkle from the light,

Balmy summer breezes warm the night -

To my delight -

No other season makes me feel so right!



    

16 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This will go great with lunch today...and I have peaches...now why do you prefer white?

Katherines Corner said...

We have Peach Days here. Peach everything, parade and fun. Yummy recipe. Hugs!

A multi-dimensional life said...

Hey Janette! I just like the flavor of white peaches for baking better...personal preference. I always try to use white when I make pie...just my taste preference...but I love all of them equally for just eating fresh :)

mangiabella said...

oh lorraine I have been wanting to make this recipe of yours since last year, it is definitely on my list!!!! Such a wonderful summer treat and so pretty to look at :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That sounds absolutely delicious! Thank you.

mary maxam said...

Not only does this sounds delicious...but beautiful! It might have to be a painting :)

The Mom Chef said...

This looks amazing. What a brilliant idea to use the peach as the serving bowl. The edges get beautifully caramelized, which only adds to the taste. Now I have to go find peaches!

Deborah said...

Yummy!
Your peaches look peachy!! Lol
xo
Deborah xoxo

Bob West said...

Hi Lorraine

I'm smiling ... peaches are my favorite!
Hope all is well with you.

God bless you friend, Bob

http://westbob.blogspot.com/2011/07/win-lifes-battles.html

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

What an awesome recipe! I never know what to do with peaches but now I do!

Toyin O. said...

That looks so good, you should open a pastry shop:)

Julie Musil said...

Oh. My. Gosh. That looks amazing! I have a box of fresh peaches I just bought from Costco. Too bad I'm leaving for a trip, or I'd be in the kitchen making this. Maybe when I get back!

Ocean Dreams said...

Oooooh peaches. Love your pictures and that looks so good! Enjoy all of the yummyness!

ValleyWriter said...

Oh wow! This looks incredible! I have quite the crop of nectarines coming in from the backyard right now and I bet they would work just as well as the peaches. This recipe is definitely a must-try!

Gina said...

I love how you are working with my two favorite things peaches and cream cheese. I'm heading to my friends place for another flat today, won't can't be too prepared, he he. Will have to keep this one at the top of my list. I love leaving them on the counter just so I can smell them.
Hope you have a wonderful week.
-GIna-

Susan Marlene said...

I love peaches and if I'm brave enough I'll try this recipe out! Your blog is WONDERFUL! I'll be back!

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